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On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy
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On Softer Ground
by Sherrie Lovler

Gold medal winner for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) 2016.

A beautifully printed book of 24 paintings and poems.
A rare treasure.

From the introduction:
"This book is the culmination of a seven-year artistic journey. It began with the thought that creativity is an opening, a gateway into the realm where a life force greater than I am joins with me to create. I actively sought this connection and found that painting and poetry were my doorway into that place. With this intention, I set up a practice twice a week to keep me focused on this work."

From the back cover:
"The classical Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos wrote that 'Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.' His uncanny insight is borne out, page spread by page spread, in Sherrie Lovler's new book, On Softer Ground, where her paintings are poetic, and her poems are painterly, and silence speaks in hushed tones of awe and wonder."
– Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage and The Painted Word


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On Softer Ground invites readers on a journey of beauty and transformation. Twenty-four paintings and poems illuminate the magnificent possibilities of creation. The line, movement and free-flowing strokes of calligraphy are the foundation for the paintings. The poems, informed by spirit and nature, evoke a deep appreciation of life, presence and wonder. Together, they inspire readers to see and feel the world anew.

Sherrie offers insight into her deeply personal genesis of painting and poetry. In sharing her experience, she opens a gateway to the sweetness and joy of creativity for readers to discover within themselves.

Treat yourself to this feast.

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On Softer Ground May 14, 2016
Reviewer: Jane Antee from Glen Ellen, CA United States  
Sherrie Lovler's deep poems and paintings inspired me to write my own poems again!
I haven't started my new paintings, yet, but I already have visions of emotional strokes, splashes and beauty.
Please keep me posted on new classes or workshops!

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On Softer Ground April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Sally Penley from OLYMPIA, WA United States  
This beautiful book just really speaks to me.  Sherrie's talents are amazing--wonderful introspective poetry, gorgeous paintings and mark-making, and the synergistic marriage between the two--in a book that is beautifully produced and bound (sorry for the pun) to inspire.  I am a fan.  Thanks, Sherrie, for this work of art.  I will share it with my calligraphy brethren/sistren in the Northwest.

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Encouraging & Uplifting February 23, 2016
Reviewer: Pauline T Ridgway "Mike" from Williamsburg, VA United States  
I wanted to take time to read your book. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed both the art & the thoughtful words. It's one of those books I will keep close to reread when my spirit needs some lightness.

I have studied lettering & mixed media since 1978 & your book speaks to me.


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On Softer Ground February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Samuel Carlsson from Florence, CO United States  
I appreciate the loving and respectful way you create posters illustrating important quotations.
"On Softer Ground" continues this lovely work with your own inspiring poetry.

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